Fakhar Zaman signs for English county side Glamorgan

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Fakhar Zaman plays a shot during the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final cricket match between England and Pakistan in Cardiff on June 14, 2017. Photo: AFP

English county club Glamorgan cricket on Tuesday announced the signing of Pakistan opening batsman Fakhar Zaman for their Twenty20 Vitality Blast campaign.

The left-handed batsman will participate in the opening eight matches and serve as a replacement for Australia’s Shaun Marsh who recently got injured during their World Cup campaign.

Fakhar Zaman has played 89 T20 matches in his career and has scored more than 2,300 runs overall in this 20-over format. He also has a strong ODI record with almost 2,000 runs including a 210* stand against Zimbabwe in 2018.

The 29-year old was also part of the Pakistan team which won the Champions Trophy in 2017 and hit a ton against India in the final.

“I’m thrilled to sign for Glamorgan and look forward to playing in Cardiff,” said Zaman.

“I have fond memories of the ground from our Champions Trophy semi-final here in 2017 and look forward to making some new ones.

“Glamorgan is a fantastic club and hopefully I can put in some match-winning performances for the team during my stay,” he added.

The director of cricket, in response to the loss of Shaun Marsh stated that “It is disappointing to lose Shaun Marsh for the start of the competition but to secure the services of Fakhar on short notice is great news for the club.”

He further praised the Green-Shirt cricketer and said, “He is a fantastic cricketer and one of the most destructive batsmen in the world who has a history of performing in big matches.

“We look forward to him joining us later this week and hopefully he will be ready to play our opening fixture against Somerset and hit the ground running.”

Fakhar Zaman signs for English county side Glamorgan